|William K. Mills|
A founding partner of Parker Shumaker Mills LLP, William Mills is designated a Certified Legal Malpractice Specialist by State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He practices in complex business litigation including insurance coverage, malpractice law, products liability, real estate, corporate governance, estate planning and probate, intellectual property and general corporate and governmental representations. Prior to co-founding Parker Shumaker Mills LLP in 1995, Mr. Mills was a partner at Lewis, D'Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard.
Mr. Mills has tried numerous jury and non-jury trials and arbitrations and has served as lead or co-counsel in a wide variety of state and federal complex business case mediations. He has also served as an expert witness and consultant in legal malpractice litigation matters, and as general counsel, he has represented numerous public and private business entities in various stages of development.
Mr. Mills formerly served as general counsel to the California Association of Black Lawyers, a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Judicial Appointments Committee and a board member of the John M. Langston Bar Association.
Mr. Mills is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Constitutional Rights Foundation, and is on the Governing Board of the Pilgrim School (Los Angeles). He has served as a member of the Boards of the Didi Hirsch Mental Health Foundation, United Way's Los Angeles Metropolitan Region Board, the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission and the Los Angeles County Judicial Procedures Commission.
Areas of Practice:
State Bar of California, 1982
U.S. District Court Central District of California
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands
University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, J.D., 1982
Law Journal: National Black Law Journal, Articles Editor, 1981 - 1982
Law Review: UCLA Public Interest Law Foundation, Founding Member, 1981
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, A.B., American Government, 1979
Practicing Law Defensively (co-author), 2013
Malicious Prosecution Handbook, 2012
Legal Ethics and the Limited Liability Company (co-author), ABTL Report, 2008
A Paperless Office Is Within Reach, ABTL Report, 2008
Expert Grilling,(co-author), Los Angeles Lawyer, November 2001
Practicing Defensive Law in the 1990s, (co-editor), 1999
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Association of Business Trial Lawyers
American Bar Association, Business Law Section
State Bar Standing Committee on Professional Responsibilities and Conduct (COPRAC)
Past Employment Positions:
Lewis, D'Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard, Senior Attorney and Partner, 1991 - 1995
Radcliff & West, Senior Attorney, 1989 - 1991
Buchalter, Nemer Fields & Younger, Senior Associate, 1986 - 1989
Daniels, Baratta & Fine, Attorney, 1982-1986
The Honorable Terry J. Hatter, District Judge, United States District Court for the Central District of California, Judicial Law Clerk, 1981 - 1982